InvestorQ : What are some of the key macro data that I need to know about while participating in the stock markets?
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What are some of the key macro data that I need to know about while participating in the stock markets?

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Dia Deshpande answered.
2 years ago
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There are a lot of macro data points that are relevant for an investor in equities. However, we have captured a set of data points that are extremely critical. You cannot obviously use all of them but they are a good guide nevertheless.

I. GDP at Current prices (2011-12 prices) for 2018-19 (` crore)#

1,90,10,164

II. Gross Saving as a percent of Gross national Disposable Income at current market prices in 2017-18!

30.1

III. Gross Capital Formation as a per cent of GDP at current market prices in 2017-18!

32.3

IV. Monetary and Banking Indicators

Jan-19

Feb-19

Mar-19

Apr-19

May-19

Cash Reserve Ratio (percent)

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

Repo Rate (percent)

6.50

6.25

6.25

6.00

6.00

Money Supply (M3) (₹ crore)

1,47,592

1,49,401

1,50,859

1,54,301

1,54,309

Aggregate Deposit (₹ crore)

1,19,865

1,21,212

1,22,262

1,25,310

1,24,986

Bank Credit (₹ crore)

93,317

94,035

95,537

96,451

96,226

V. Interest Rate

Call Money Rate (Weighted Average)

6.43

6.29

6.35

6.16

5.90

91-Day-Treasury Bill (Primary Yield)

6.60

6.40

6.31

6.40

6.19

Base rate (percent)

8.95/9.45

8.95/9.45

8.95/9.40

8.95/9.40

8.95/9.40

Term Deposit Rate > 1 year (Maximum)

6.25/7.50

6.25/7.50

6.25/7.50

6.25/7.50

6.25/7.50

VI. Capital Market Indicators (crore)

Equity Cash Turnover (BSE+NSE)

7,27,221

6,89,926

7,78,201

6,95,983

8,46,355

Market Cap-BSE

140,99,330

1,40,41,530

1,51,08,711

1,52,54,028

1,52,54,028

Market Cap-NSE

1,39,16,643

1,38,71,449

1,49,34,227

1,50,43,275

1,54,38,015

Net FPI Investment in Equity

-7,827

17,220

33,981

21,193

7,920

VII. Exchange Rate and Reserves

Forex Reserves (USD million)

3,98,178

3,99,217

4,11,905

4,18,515

4,21,868

Re/ Dollar

71.11

71.22

69.17

70.14

69.81

Re/Euro

80.50

80.75

77.7

78.1

77.7

Forward Premia of USD 6-month

4.11

4.16

4.16

4.28

3.93

VIII. Public Borrowing and Inflation

Govt. Market Borrowing-Gross (₹ Billion) 2018-19^

4,510

4,990

5,710

510

1,360

Wholesale Price Index (2011-12=100)

119.2

119.5

119.9

120.9

121.2

Consumer Price Index (2012 =100)

139.6

139.9

140.4

141.2

142.0

IX. Index of Industrial Production (y-o-y) percent (Base year 2011-12 = 100)

General

134.4

127.5

140.8

126.8

NA

Mining

119.1

112.5

132.7

107.8

NA

Manufacturing

135.5

129.2

140.3

126.6

NA

Electricity

150.9

137.9

160.1

162.9

NA

X. External Sector Indicators (USD million)

Exports

26,360

26,668

32,548

26,073

29,994

Imports

41,086

36,263

43,440

41,401

45,354

Trade Balance

-14,726

-9,595

-10,892

-15,327

-15,360

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